Beer laws in Texas have come a long way. In just a few years, the outdated, unfair, and often nonsensical laws against the beer industry and its right to do business have seen unprecedented reform. At the forefront of the improving business climate is the activist organization known as Open the Taps and it has an event scheduled this week to raise awareness. Here is some background information:
Location: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mason Park beer garden, 831 South Mason Rd., Katy, TX
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This event is all about awareness and change and the focus of the evening will be the laws governing the sale of growlers. At present, Texas businesses with liquor licenses are prohibited from selling growlers of beer. This is bad for business and bad for consumers, many of whom would like to purchase beer to go from an establishment that already sells beer in the first place. Open the Taps is hoping to raise awareness of this unfair law and pressure the state government for some much needed reform.
Admission to the event is only $10 and includes an Open the Taps pint glass, good for three different beers. Local breweries sponsoring the event, and offering their beer for your enjoyment, include Karbach, Saint Arnold, Buffalo Bayou, No Label, and 8th Wonder Brewing. The breweries also plan to raffle off some prizes for added fun.
The $10 admission can be paid quickly online by clicking here. Guests can also pay the $10 admission price at the door on the day of the event, but online payment is faster and more efficient. A representative from Open the Taps will be available at the event to answer questions and explain how your involvement can help expedite the changes in Austin and expand beer options for all parties involved, including both businesses and beer- loving consumers like you and me.
Much has changed in Texas’ beer scene over the past few years with many notable legal accomplishments. Much work still remains, however, and Open the Taps is ready to make change happen. Visit the Alamo Drafthouse in Katy this Wednesday, May 21, 2014 and find out how you can make a difference.